The Dirty Truth

2009-12-15 22:47 - 0 Comments

Many people do not wash like they should after using the lavatory. Growing concerns over bacteria causing illnesses (i.e. SWINE flu, Common colds) and just plain nastiness are on everyone’s minds.

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Piano Crosswalk

2009-11-30 12:31 - 0 Comments

As a method of deterring jaywalking (crossing the street out of the crosswalk), make the crosswalk like a piano (similar to the staircase already done). To make it so people don't stay in the crosswalk, make it stop working when the light changes to "DON'T WALK" and start working again for the next cycle. This should make people want to cross the street in the right place at the right time. Hopefully people can continue to cross streets safely to decrease the number of people that get hit by cars.
Submitted by Doug Struven

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Container Disco

2009-12-15 21:45 - 0 Comments

Dressed up as a garbage man i travel through the city and play my Container Disco on different spots without announcing it. I want to reach people the possibility to participate in something spontaneous. I call it 'spontaneouslize' the city.

Peoples reaction:
- 'Do you want to play on my wedding?'
- Man on phone: 'Honey, come over here...to the Container Disco!'
- 'Can i subscribe somewhere to get a message when and where you play?'
- 'Shell i get you a drink?'
Submitted by Rocco Verdult.

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Fun Fish - Water Conservation

2009-12-15 19:57 - 0 Comments

Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.

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Saliva Reading Machine

2009-12-15 15:33 - 0 Comments

Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.

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Cheerleaders

2009-12-15 21:16 - 0 Comments

Works in the town are always disturbing. Neighbours get angry and workers do not work comfortable. If the atmosphere is good, people work faster, better, and everybody is happy. Can we create a pleasant environment with fun? We think so.
Submitted by Ana Querejeta, Mariki Rodríguez, Mario Fides, Daniel Martí and Alberto Salgado

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Crossroadfitnessfunlight

2009-12-15 16:24 - 0 Comments

Why do pedestrians spent time on traffic lights?
- Because they have to...
Do they enjoy this? - Probably not...
So, why not turning wasted time, standing around and waiting, into an interactive game, which keeps up your fitness and rewards you for your patience?
Crossroadfitnessfunlight is a playful light- & soundinstallation in public space. Watch the video! :)

Have a look at our website: http://puplik.org/crossroadfitnessfunlight.html.
There is also an explanation with pictures too.

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Bubble Wrap Path

2009-12-15 20:51 - 0 Comments

People have many excuses to don't use the zebra crossing. By doing this, they put themselves, other pedestrians and drivers in danger. So how can we make the path to the traffic light more interesting causing people to walk all the way to the zebra crossing? By making it more fun.
Everybody loves popping bubble wraps. By putting footprints with eletronic sensors connected to speakers, people'd feel like they're popping it by stepping on the footprints. This way, we'd be using their fascination with bubble wrap to lead them to the crosswalk.
Submitted by Tiago Oliveira and Alexandre Bonfim

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Plant-a-Poo

2009-12-15 22:24 - 0 Comments

People not picking up their dog poo is a major problem around the world. Cities and towns would be much cleaner if they did, and citizens would be happier. Few solutions have had much of an impact, but maybe that’s because this problem hasn’t been approached in a fun way! What if the dog bags provided in parks and public places came with a flower seed. Dog walkers can then plant these corn starch bio-degradable bags in a public garden, turning each pile of poo into a flower! Here’s a way to put a positive spin on a dirty subject, one that both the dog walker and the public can enjoy!

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Hockey Net Recycling

2009-12-16 20:45 - 0 Comments

People are not recycling their cans and bottles.
I think a fun way to recycle would change everybodys attitude by making a hockey recycling net. Its basically a hockey net loacated at a Recycle Depot. You have to shoot your cans and bottles in the net and you get points. Its fun and your helping the evironment!
Submitted by Dev, Brian, Chris

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Battery Maze

2009-12-16 09:00 - 0 Comments

This is a special box for collecting used batteries. You can put one normal battery of any kind into the "start" hole, then the game begins. When you roll the handle, the maze plate revolves. You just need to find the the right way to exit for your battery as soon as possible. A record of the least time will be shown on the top. Through this amazing Battery Maze, people would like to collect used batteries spontaneously. Submitted by Golden Guo

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Humor Toilet Seat

2009-12-15 21:57 - 0 Comments

There is an obvious trend in public restrooms around the world: clean bathrooms stay clean, and dirty bathrooms get dirtier. Imagine throwing a paper towel and missing the wastebasket. How likely are you to pick up the towel if the bathroom floor is filthy? Let’s apply the same logic to a public toilet stall. How likely are men to lift the seat – to avoid dripping during a standing #1 – if the seat is already wet? Not very likely. So the question becomes: How do we get men to lift the toilet seat, consistently? The answer should be obvious: By making it fun!

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Naughty Trash Can Monkey

2009-11-17 13:20 - 0 Comments

My idea is simple: we would encourage people to believe that there were very naughty, but very shy urban monkeys living in our public bins. These naughty monkeys love to eat what we throw away but being sensible people we don't want to encourage that kind of behaviour! So, official looking signs would be placed on our rubbish bins/trash cans advising people NOT to feed the monkey. The monkeys have no manners at all. This will never do! Every time someone puts in their rubbish a loud ''munch munch' or 'burp' will erupt from the bin.

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2009-12-15 19:39 - 0 Comments

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The Trafficlight Game

2009-12-16 11:52 - 0 Comments

Crossing the road solely on pedestrian crossing? Not crossing with the red light? Unfortunately these rules are not always followed! Let's play the pedestrian while waiting for the green light! It's a game of ability and precision. Pedestrian should take a coloured gun located at the base of the traffic light and try to fire the red light on the opposite side of the road. Pedestrian compete with each others and could contribute to turn the green light faster when shooting well. The redlight turns from red ,orange ,amber and finally to green.

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Pedal Powered Ice Cream Maker

2009-12-16 11:54 - 0 Comments

Step right up to the green ice cream stall! Just choose your flavours and put into the tiny ice cream maker. Jump on the bike and pedal hard for 5 minutes. When you're finished you'll be ready for some delicious freshly made ice cream! Submitted by Matthew Venn

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Talking Buildings

2009-11-27 14:13 - 0 Comments

In many cities, people that live in apartment buildings don’t really know their own neighbors. Talking Buildings is an activity created to help transform urban apartment buildings into living communities, filled with support and love. The activity is quite simple, consisting of a set of challenges to be placed daily in the building’s mailboxes, throughout a given week. These challenges are handed out by someone who lives in the building and wants to be a change agent.

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YAY!

2009-12-16 19:09 - 0 Comments

Yay! is an online game that helps accomplish goals by encouraging users to completing tasks each day via a fun graphical interface and community interaction. Users get points for deciding to take on tasks, accomplishing tasks, encouraging others, and being encouraged by their friends. The application would run in Facebook and on an external website, yaythegame.com, utilizing Facebook Connect.
Submitted by Polly Hall, Jennifer Salcido, Grego Thompson

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The Recycling Game Machine

2009-12-15 17:01 - 0 Comments

This is my solution for the littering problem. It's a recycling game machine that will educate the youth (or the adults) by teaching them that recycling is fun! This machine is a portable big hockey table that has a mechanism to transform cans into pucks and also a car jack to lift the one side of the floor in order to unload the cans when the container is full. The game can be played with two players. Each player holds a rounder and tries to score by hitting the puck.

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saliva reading machine

2009-12-15 15:15 - 0 Comments

Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.

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